One Million Copies of Lion Bought From Mac App Store

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    Apple announced today that more than 1 million copies of OS X Lion have been downloaded from the Mac App Store worldwide in the day it has been available. Apple notes users are buying Lion faster than any other OS release in Apple's history.

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    Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller:
    At 3.7GB per download, this totals more than 3.5 petabytes of data -- 3,700,000 gigabytes.

    Article Link: One Million Copies of Lion Bought From Mac App Store
     
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    Can we see another thread when 2 million are sold?
     
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    +3 MILLION on torrent (the faster way to download it)
     
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    Can't wait for my 13" MBA to get here... Had to cancel my order twice for dumb reasons, and it looks like it'll get here on Monday even with overnight shipping.

    Disliking all of you that got yours already :mad:
     
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    Hm... Recalculating

    42 gigabytes per second
    342 gigabits per second

    Impressive.
     
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    Lion is the first piece of software that i actually bought legally, i mean seriously a whole operating system for 30$? why torrent it? you're probably going to run into trouble updating it anyway
     
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    Just ordered my 13" MBA. I'll et that be my Lion lab, as I don't want to experiment on my iMac since I'm reading mixed reviews.
     
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    Cheaper than driving all the way to an Apple store to test drive it. Even then I doubt they would let you stick around for a week in the store.

    Why is that? I do not condone it but if it passes hash checks, it is legitimate. How about a public beta next time? Oh wait this is Apple.
     
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    I downloaded the image so I would have a bootable DVD for clean installs. I bought it from the App Store also.
     
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    I think with major changes there will always be mixed reviews.

    People liking/disliking the addition of new features.
    People liking/disliking the removal of old features.
    People who plain liking/disliking change.
    People liking/disliking because they like/dislike :apple:.
     
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    Adobe Suite dosen't work on this new GREAT OS. I work with my mac I don't play like with iPad so I don't install it. That's all from me.
     
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    So that's $30 million in one day, or around $21 million after Apple takes their cut .... wait a second ...
     
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    does this include the free upgrade people that bought a computer june 6th and on?
     
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    3.5 PB of data is impressive. But it also means $30,000,000 in sales. That's not bad either.
     
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    Poor choice of words there, it can never be legitimate when you download Lion as a torrent.
    But, it'll patch, Apple isn't as big activation freaks as MS are.
     
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    It's also the fastest that I've been able to upgrade every computer for myself, my parents, and my girlfriend.

    We are all really enjoying Lion so far. My parents are really excited by inertial scrolling and two-finger swipe forward and back in Safari. And that's saying something. ;)
     
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    I can't believe Apple servers didn't blow up all of North Carolina.
     
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    It's even more than that, considering they use somewhat shaky currency conversion rates meaning it costs more than 30 bucks in most non-US countries.

    Still, with earnings of $7.3bn per quarter, this will barely be noticed :)
     
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    Never update your OS on day-one for a machine that is critical to your business workflow. This rule stands for every OS!
     
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    A whole new OS? your kidding right?
    It's a slower Snow Leopard with "NEW" WALLPAPER and "NEW" HORRIBLE Exposè.
    Come on guys this is Apple Vista, it must be free.
     
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    N. Carolina is using a lot of power today. :apple:
     

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